Sam Riley

PRODUCTION DESIGNER
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Sam Riley has been Production Designing and Art Directing commercials for over twenty years and has worked with some of London’s most prestigious production companies and award-winning directors, including Blink, Outsider, Thomas-Thomas, Paul Gay, James Rouse, Dougal Wilson and Kevin Thomas.

He studied at Camden Art Centre and St Martin’s School of Art before assisting the fashion photographer and artist Michael Roberts for four years. However, his real interests lay in film and he quickly rose from runner on a children’s TV drama to assistant art director on Sally Potter’s “Orlando”, to art directing features including “Emma” starring Gwyneth Paltrow, before making the jump to designing commercials.

“With experience I have become skilled at producing quick, cost effective solutions to the various challenges inherent in most scripts and working around the diverse problems that shooting on location can present, but as I cut my teeth in set design, I am equally at home building something from scratch on a stage.”

COMMERCIALS INCLUDE
TITLE DIRECTOR PRODUCTION COMPANY
Danone ‘Punk TV’ Jim Gilchrist Outsider
Freeview
‘Enslave Planet’
Jonny and Will Blink
Ambrosia
‘Floating’
Jonny and Will Blink
Kellogs
‘Levitation / Bubbles’
Joanna Bailey Snapper
Amazon
‘Beauty / Int Design’
‘Tech / Fashion’
‘Parenting / Yoga’
Kathy Fusco HungryMan
Ginsters
‘Shaped by Cornwall’
Joanna Bailey Snapper
Sky Mobile
‘Skaters’
Dom & Nic Outsider
Marmite
‘Neglect’
James Rouse Outsider
Florette “The joy of salad’ Simon Willows Blink
McDonalds ‘Go with the flow” Simon Willows Blink
Quality Street ‘The first signs of Christmas’ Joanna Bailey Bare Films
BOB Doug Foster Blink
Xbox Splinter Cell Blink